(via theazuredolphin)Source: alittlecornerofmymind
People need to give Wii Fit Trainer a break.
- “PEOPLE ARE EXCITED BECAUSE SHE’S A GIRL?!?!? BUT THERE’S ALREADY GIRLS IN BRAWL YOU FEMINISTS NEED TO CALM DOWN. THAT SLOT COULD HAVE GONE TO A BETTER CHARACTER!” First off, reactions like that alone warrant her introduction into the series. The game has been heavily male-centric since the beginning, so having a new female character is pretty cool (even though the other two introduced characters are males, but hey, she’s still awesome). Another female in the game won’t hurt anyone, and additionally, it further adds to Smash Bros.’ message of “hey, women can kick ass too.”
- “SHE’S FAT-SHAMING!” Get down from your ivory tower and calm down. She’s a physical trainer. It’s her job to help people stay in shape, or get in shape if they aren’t. She helps people live healthy, active lives, and there is NOTHING wrong with that. She’s from a game that is literally a fitness program and to be mad at her for that is like being mad at Sonic for going fast. It’s what she does. Leave her be. She is doing nothing wrong.
- “SHE’S WHITEWASHING AT ITS FINEST!” She isn’t a race. She’s literally white. She’s a digital personification of the Wii. Which is white. Calm. Down.
- going back to “THAT SLOT COULD HAVE GONE TO A BETTER CHARACTER!” What’s considered a “better character” isn’t your choice to make. If I were in Nintendo’s shoes, however, I would’ve agreed that Wii Fit Trainer was a good choice for the roster, because she diversifies it and ventures out from the staple series that Nintendo had been using for past installments. Did we need a 7th character from the Mario Franchise? Another non-Nintendo character? ANOTHER new Pokemon? Please, I’d love to hear your creative ideas. Your “revolutionary” ideas for the roster.
Do you ever just slam your head into the wall because there are people who actually call this character out on “white washing.” First of all, what is wrong with white people existing? If she were realistically Caucasian skin coloured no one would care. It’s crazy disturbing that people can take her literal whiteness as “preaching purity” or something. The fact that she is coloured like a Wii is obvious. That’s like walking in on a kitchen refrigerator and screaming RACISM!!!!!
#DEATH TO REFRIGERATORS
God bless your tags
Don’t mention it, it’s the least I can do to take down fridges
those privileged bastards
Can I also just say that she’s a good character to include because of actual popularity?
Maybe not of her, but of her game. Wii Fit was the Wii’s killer app for a hell of a lot of gamers, and giving them a shoutout gives me fuzzies inside. Definitely counters the Frowns at the folks would would bleat that Wii Fit players aren’t ‘real gamers’.
No, it isn’t my kind of game, but SSB is supposed to be an over-the-top celebration of all things Nintendo, and Wii Fit was a very important game to the Wii’s success.
(via the-goggles)Source: the-animation-alchemist